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Thursday final exams postponed due to inclement weather

There is a blizzard warning beginning at 6pm Wednesday, December 19 and continuing until 6pm Thursday, December 20. All law school exams scheduled for Thursday, December 20 are now cancelled. Exams will be held on the scheduled snow day, Friday, December 21 at the times originally scheduled for Thursday.
December 19, 2012

Drake Law School to host joint conference with Peking University

On December 15, the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School will host a joint conference in Hong Kong with the Institute of Internet Law at Peking University and the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.
December 12, 2012

Alumna advocates for voting rights of Americans living and working abroad

In 2009, Stacey Van Zuiden, LW’12, left a career in Nebraska politics to go to law school with the hope of specializing in election law.  She chose Drake Law School because of Iowa’s unique electoral climate.
December 12, 2012

1L hits the ground running during intellectual property internship in K.C.

A summer day in Kansas City may mean taking in a Royal’s game, enjoying a plate of barbeque, or relaxing at the Plaza, but for current Drake Law student Kyle Mendenhall, his summer experience was much faster paced.
December 12, 2012

The Pro Bono Project honors Drake as 'Law School of 2012'

The Pro Bono Project of New Orleans, La. chose to honor Drake as the Law School of 2012.
December 5, 2012

Alumna Ruth Klotz's retirement mentioned in USA Today, The Des Moines Register

Ninety-year-old Klotz, Iowa's oldest judge, retired Jan. 31, triggering a seismic shift in the way Polk County's courthouse handles wills, estates and legal guardianships for troubled children and the feeble elderly.
December 5, 2012

Drake Law to host Legal Writing Institute workshop

Drake Law School will be hosting one of many Legal Writing Institutes across the country on Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. Drake’s workshop is entitled, “Preparing Practice-Ready Students.”
December 4, 2012

Drake Law fares well at national moot court competition

The Drake Law moot court team of Matthew Jarvey, Katelyn Bries, and Kyle Mendenhall won first place in Region 14 competition by defeating a team from the University of Minnesota College of Law.
November 21, 2012

Professor Yu to headline annual Intellectual Property Seminar in Israel

Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Drake Law School, will be featured at the annual Intellectual Property Strategy and Commercialization Seminar in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Monday, Nov. 19.
November 19, 2012

Faculty papers rank in Top 10 on SSRN

Professors Miguel Schor, Shontavia Johnson, David Walker, and Mark Kende make the top ten on SSRN.
November 12, 2012

Drake Agricultural Law Center celebrates 30 years

The Drake Law Agriculture Law Center celebrates 30 years.
October 29, 2012

Professor Kende, 3L Matthew Shimanovsky publish article in JOTWELL

Professor Mark Kende, professor of law, James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law, and Director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, is a contributing editor for JOTWELL. Read his most current piece here.
October 24, 2012

Agricultural Law Center receives two grants

Two Drake faculty members, Neil Hamilton, Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law and director of the Agricultural Law Center, and Edward Cox, Agricultural Law Center Fellow, received grants for the Drake Agricultural Law Center totaling more than $100,000.
October 19, 2012

Drake professors, students participate in Iowa intellectual property law meeting

Professors and students of Drake Law School participated in the 2012 annual meeting of the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) in the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Oct. 5-6.
October 17, 2012

Drake to host 19th Annual Halloween Hoops Oct. 31

Join hosts Russ Lovell, professor of law, and Dolph Pulliam, director of community outreach and development and former Drake basketball standout, for the 19th Annual Halloween Hoops Party co-sponsored by the Drake University Law School Student Bar Association and the Des Moines branch of the NAACP.
October 10, 2012